I spend most of my time fixing stuff at the side of the road but I often find myself under a tree.
Today I will be highlighting how to save around $25 by converting a 1/2 inch socket to a 1/4 inch socket.
So as many of you know I fix lawnmowers and post them here-
Anyway on almost any lawnmower in order to get the flywheel off you will need a 15/16 socket which goes on a 1/2 inch socket. I had the socket but not the wrench. And with a wrench and an extender around $25 I decided to make my own. Which I will show through a series of pictures. (This post will also show you how to replace a flywheel key on a Toro lawnmower.
Here is the Flywheel held on by the 15/16 nut.
Here is the socket we need to use to get it off.
Take a 1/4 to a 3/8 adapter and weld it to the socket. After grinding off the shiny finish.
Looks ok and works great.
After nut is off pry up on flywheel and hit top with hammer.
The key goes there.
Here you can see that the key split. It does this when you hit an object like a stump or a piece of metal.
Buy some new ones.
It should be one piece not two.
Slide the new one in and put everything back together and your done.
Hi my name is Vince. I hope you enjoyed this article, I know I sure did. If you would like you can follow me on Twitter @Vincent_Becker1 (No link -_-)